Odisha dedicates five High Performance Centres to sportspersons

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday dedicated five High Performance Centres to sportspersons of the State for nurturing excellence across sporting disciplines like badminton, athletics, weightlifting and football at the Kalinga Stadium here in the presence of sports legends like Anil Kumble. Patnaik said with the opening of these centre Odisha further cemented its […]

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862 polytechnic students participate in ‘Poly Fest-2019’

Bhubaneswar: At least 862 polytechnic students, including 274 girls are participating in the two-day State-level sports and cultural meet ‘Poly Fest-2019’ which kicked started at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday here. The fest is being organised by the Directorate of Technical Education and Training with an aim to foster a healthy spirit of competition and […]

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In sports and politics, you need passion to succeed: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that both in sports and politics, one needs passion to succeed. Patnaik was speaking at the Sportsstar Award giving ceremony in Mumbai. “Well, you see, politics is not very different from Sports. We have to run, duck, jump, catch, sprint. Sometimes you don’t even know in which […]

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CM felicitates 5-year-old Karate champion Shruthi

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated five-year-old Karate champion Shruthi Ojha at the State Secretariat here a day before she takes part in an international championship to be held at Visakhapatnam. Presenting her a silver filigree memento, the Chief Minister commended the little champion for her spectacular achievements at such a tender age. […]

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National youth awardee seeks infrastructure, hostel facilities for disabled

Bhubaneswar: National youth awardee Susanta Kumar Sahoo has urged the Odisha Government to set up a barrier-free sports complex having hostel facilities for sportspersons with disabilities in the State capital. Maintaining that the State does not have proper infrastructure for growth of sportspersons with disabilities though it has thrown up several disabled national and international […]

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Dalmia Cement supports Gurugram father-daughter duo to scale Mt. Vinson in Antarctica

Gurugram: Pursuing their dream of climbing the Seven Summits (highest peaks in all seven continents) together, a Gurugram -based father-daughter duo will be the first Indian and Asian father-daughter team to attempt to climb the Mount Vinson peak, after having scaled Mt. Everest in May this year. Dalmia Cement, with its mission to foster India’s […]

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Sambalpur Eleven wins Inter-State Knock-out Football Tournament-2018

Lanjigarh: The week-long Inter-State Knock-out Football Tournament 2018, organised by Sibaram Yuvak Sangh, Chandanpur, in association with Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district witnessed its nail-biting finale between Sambalpur Eleven and East Coast Railway, Visakhapatnam at Chandanpur Playground on Wednesday. The exciting match between the two teams was decided with penalty shootouts which kept the […]

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DGP inaugurates 3rd All India Police Judo Cluster in Cuttack

Cuttack: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Wednesday inaugurated the 3rd edition of All India Police Judo Cluster-2018 here. As many as 1,200 players and 300 officials and trainers from 33 teams, consisting of Central Para Military Forces and State Police Organisations are participating in this mega sporting event. The programme […]

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CM announces Astro-Turfs in every block of Sundargarh district

Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced establishment of Astro-Turfs in every block of the tribal dominated Sundargarh district, in recognition of the district’s notable contribution for hockey and as a legacy of Hockey World Cup 2018 in Odisha. “Sundergarh is where roots of hockey are the deepest in Odisha and it is a […]

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Ekamra Sports Literary Festival begins

Bhubaneswar:  The two-day Ekamra Sports Literary Festival, Asia’s largest and most prestigious Sports Literature Festival will begin on Friday as a precursor to the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the event at Mayfair Lagoon here. An initiative of Emerging Sports, a company with domain expertise of managing […]

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